Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
Experienced Social Security Lawyers in Nassau County, NY
Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to qualified workers who have paid into the Social Security system and subsequently suffered an injury (or other condition) that prevents them from working for at least one year. The process of submitting an application for benefits and receiving an award can be deceivingly simple. Many SSDI claimants assume that their disability will easily lead to an award of benefits, but in reality, the Social Security Administration (SSA) routinely denies claims, thus making the process somewhat more convoluted than one might initially expect.
Claim denial occurs for a variety of reasons, from procedural defects in the application to insufficient medical evidence. Fortunately, claimants have many opportunities to challenge the adverse SSA decision and correct defects in their application.
If you would like further guidance on your disability claim, we encourage you to contact our team of attorneys at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP. Our Nassau County Social Security lawyers provide comprehensive assistance throughout the application, appeals, and litigation process to ensure that you are able to secure benefits to cover your disability-related losses.
Eligibility for SSDI Benefits
Eligibility for SSDI benefits can be tricky. In order to be eligible to receive SSDI benefits, you must:
- Be under the age of 65;
- Be suffering from a severely disabling injury or other condition that renders you incapable of working
- Earn less than $1,220 per month before taxes, with the single exception of applicants who are legally blind (who may earn up to $2,039) per month. Unearned income and personal assets will not count against eligibility; and
- Have earned enough work credits (for your age and work history) to qualify for the receipt of benefits.
Determining eligibility can be quite complicated, particularly with respect to the severity of one’s disability. These complications can delay the processing of your application, which further enhances the challenges you face as a disabled individual. Note that the processing of your initial application can take up to six months. As such, it is important that you speak with our Social Security lawyers as early as possible so that you can move forward in a timely and informed manner.
Contact Our Nassau County Social Security Lawyers for Immediate Assistance
Whether you are planning on submitting a Social Security disability claim or have already submitted a claim and it was denied by the SSA, we can provide the assistance you need to secure the maximum possible benefits to which you are entitled
Here at Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, we represent clients throughout the entire Social Security disability claims process — from the initial application submission all the way through to trial litigation. Our Nassau County Social Security lawyers boast over 25 years of experience representing disability claimants at every stage of the process and have won more than 10,000 claims.
This success is due in large part to our unique approach to the Social Security disability claims process. Unlike many of our competitors, we are focused on the provision of truly client-oriented service — we engage with clients in one-on-one consultations and strive to understand their case top-to-bottom. This commitment to client engagement breeds a level of familiarity with the underlying medical issue that enables us to more effectively represent the interests of our clients.
Ready to move forward? Call us at 516-745-5666 or complete an online intake form through our website to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our firm. We operate a location in Garden City to improve accessibility for our clients.